Autumn is a season of great upheaval and change. It is one of the most dramatic times of year and my favorite because of the beautiful burst of colors we see in nature. And, as you well know, my world is all about color.

Many thanks to all of you who were able to attend my opening reception at Art Sweet Art Gallery on September 6. Anne Stine and I are thrilled to showcase our collections to the public through October 20.

Creating a work of art is a joy. If I keep that painting in a closet, no one will ever see it. No one will be able to share that spark of joy that I felt when I was painting. What good is that? Art inspires! It is for everyone. To view a work of art in person is the best way to feel the magic that the artist intended to put forth. Anne and I will be speaking about our work on Friday, October 11, beginning at 7:30pm. Please stop in. There will be light refreshments. Art Sweet Art Gallery is located at 2 Loudoun St. SW in historic downtown Leesburg across the street from Delirium.

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The 50th Annual Bluemont Fair

September 21-22,10am-5pm, Admission $7

This old-fashioned country fair has been drawing thousands of people for the past 50 years! One of their proud traditions is to show off the work of talented local artists in the air conditioned upstairs space at the Bluemont Community Center. I will have several small oil paintings and reproductions for purchase in this fine art exhibit. Enjoy viewing the entire show in person!

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Loudoun Sketch Club 75th Anniversary Gala Celebration

October 12,6-8:30pm

The Barns of Rose Hill, located at 95 Chalmers Ct. at the Berryville Government Center will showcase the paintings of the Loudoun Sketch Club for the month of October. This will include works by current members (including me!) as well as an historical exhibit within the show of works from founding and past members. Visit the Barns and learn about the club and what we are all about. Free and open to the public. For more information go to: http://barnsofrosehill.org/event/the-loudoun-sketch-club-75th-anniversary-exhibit/

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OTHER ART ACTIVITIES

Art at the Mill Fall Art Show & Sale

September 28 – October 13(Same weekend as LSC Gala)

15 Tannery Ln, Millwood, VA 22646 

https://www.clarkehistory.org/art-at-the-mill.html

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75th Annual Waterford Fair

October 4 – 6 in the Village of Waterford, VA

It is no coincidence that the Loudoun Sketch Club and Waterford Fair both are celebrating 75 years. LSC’s founding members met during the fair in 1944.